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“Great Dive”
Review of Stavronikita

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2-Tank Shipwreck Dive in Barbados
Ranked #19 of 91 things to do in Bridgetown
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Owner description: For the expert deep-sea diver, a 360-foot freighter ship sitting in 130 feet of water and populated by all kinds of tropical marine life.
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Great Dive”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

Dived the Stav with Eco Dive. Conditions on the day were not the best, with reduced visibility and a slightly choppy surface but it was still a great dive nonetheless. Lots of wildlife, but apart from a turtle in the distance, nothing spectacular.

I'll definitely be going back again, and almost certainly with Eco Dive.

Visited February 2014
Thank cecrhode
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Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews
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“Stavronikita Wreck Dive”
Reviewed July 13, 2014

Excellent wreck dive and great visibility (even at 100 feet). You might be lucky to run into some beautiful turtles and rays in and/or around the wreck!! There is usually a resident barracuda prowling around as well!!

Visited December 2013
Thank DTLadouceur
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Tucson, Arizona
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“As big as they get in the Caribbean”
Reviewed June 12, 2014

My wife and I dove the "Stav" with the guys Barbados Blue Dive Shop. This 365' long Greek freighter sits on the bottom at about 125', but the mast is only about 20' under the surface. We dove along the starboard side of the ship, entered at about 75' and proceeded down to the stern where we exited near the prop, then proceeded back to the bow along the port side outside the ship. The DM said that the decks are rusting pretty bad now that the ship has been sunk for 35 years and that penetrating other parts of the hull are dangerous. Barbados Blue did a great job of touring us thru and around the ship, while keeping us safe. Even though we hit a max depth of about 120', we were still able to make this dive last 45 minutes on air. If you enjoy diving big wrecks, don't mis the "Stav". If you want to dive bigger wrecks, try the USS Spiegel Grove (510') in Key Largo Florida or the USS Vandenberg (522') in Key West Florida. Both of these mammoth wrecks are only an hours drive apart so do them both next time you are in the Keys.

Visited May 2014
2 Thank Scuba-Duner
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Poole, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Diving the Sravonika”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

With West Side Scuba a good dive on a wreck that is still in one piece. A 40 minutes dive at about 26mts plus a decompression stop.

Visited May 2014
1 Thank Tony F
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Reading, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Amazing dive”
Reviewed May 1, 2014

Went down with West side Scuba and they brought us at the Stavronikita on the second day. Although we are just qualified and not suppose to go to 40meters, we stayed below 30 meters and it was still amazing.
The vis was great and the ship itself is huge and impressive, its inclinaison is perfect to watch from above and explore as you go deeper. The sea life is great with lots of differents fishes all over the place. The best dive I've done so far

Visited April 2014
Thank _Nicolaii_N_
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